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Fat Assassins (The Fat Adventure Series Book 1) by [Fowler, Marita]
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Length: 307 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 1596 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Scuttlebutt Press (December 3, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 3, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HWFA8W
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book was laugh out loud fuuny. Each character is full of life and has some witty comment to make. :) Loved reading it, could not put it down actually finished it in a day. Very easy read I have two little kids which equals a lot of interruptions and I was able to jumo in and out without losing the storyline. Fun read and a great escape when you want a laugh and a break from reality...Recommend to ALL :)
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I can understand other reviewers who couldn't get into this book, it certainly isn't grand literature. It's silly and outrageous; one needs to be in the right mood to get on this ride. I was in such a mood and had a good time.

Shasta and Ulyssa are charming and endearing southern gals who have a knack for getting themselves into one outlandish predicament after another. The girls are surrounded by a cast of quirky friends and family who plod along in life as best they can with the resources they have in a small West Virginia town. Nonetheless, this apparently unexceptional southern setting stops none of them from getting into almost daily mischief that has become somewhat normal to them all.

Another source of the book's comedy is the occasional good natured, tongue-in-cheek references to redneck stereotypes. For instance, as the girls are about to involve a cousin in one of their less than legitimate plans, they make him take a hillbilly oath of silence which includes a list of 3-4 punishments should he betray his oath. It is only at the prospect of having to place democrat favorable signage on his front lawn does the cousin take a moment's pause.

Despite the book's intentional whimsicality, its main weakness is the occasional awkwardly implausible setup for the following chain of events. ie: a mobster places a job offer advertisement on Craigslist for a hit-man masked in coded pest control language (oh really?). Unemployed Shasta and Ullysa respond to the ad, never questioning why someone wouldn't simply call a pest control service (the girls are usually much sharper than that!).
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This Author was brilliant to send us on a comical Journey along with 2 Beautiful, thick, southern fried woman! Great job at keeping me in suspence and giggling! ! I CANT WAIT for FAT BODYGUARDS!!!!
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I would say this one is 5% Janet Evanovich and 95% a cross between Dumb and Dumber with Dukes of Hazard. That may however, be giving it too much credit. It is a goofy girlfriend adventure with two trailer-living, semi-employed, redneck, plus-size gals getting involved with crazy friends, cops, the FBI, Homeland Security, serial shoplifters, Civil War re-enactors, guns, wrecked cars, explosives, the mob and Canadian contract killers. And that last sentence actually makes more sense than this whole book. I still might have given it 3 stars for its sheer silliness if not for the awful proofreading: "you're parents," "waiting to hear form her," and lots of other sloppy errors that were not intentional parts of the dialect. There are better ways to spend your time.
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Fat Assassins grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and didn't let go. As Shasta and Ulyssa, trailer trash divas, stumble their way from one disaster to the next, always dealing with something that just happened by accident, compounding their unwise choices with every fresh bad decision, I laughed more times than I could count. It's a tremendously funny book and the pace is maintained throughout. A really fine piece of work from a natural comic, and I look forward to seeing more.

I will say a word about the language. Peppered through the book are many errors of grammar and spelling, particularly spelling, which in a less funny book would have put me off severely. The fact I have still awarded four stars is a tribute to Fowler's comic gift, but I would hope to see in future work that she had employed an editor, or at the very least, spellcheck. Had this been the case with Fat Assassins, I could have given the full five stars, and it made me rather sad not to be able to.
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This book is fantastic! As a librarian I would recommend this book for young adults and up and bought it for my family and friends. It is laugh out loud with fun filled continual action. It's a quick insight into Southerner backwoods living. The tie in with the East Coast mob makes for an interesting turn of events. I cannot wait until the next one is out!
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At first, I was put off with the language, couldn't figure out if the author was illiterate or talking Ebonics or what; and there were all these characters doing all this stuff without any back story or character development. Was thinking this was one I would end up deleting from my Kindle before finishing. Kept going and ended up emailing the author after I finished it to ask when the sequel was coming out. Want to keep reading about these funny, funny characters.

It's not the greatest but the characters are fun, likeable and entertaining. All kinds of crazy antics and hillbilly characters (turns out that was the "language" they were speaking-hillbilly.) Gotta love sex and crime in the Walmart... If you just want some light fluffy entertainment for a dollar, it's worth checking out. It's 4124 locations so not too long and not too short.
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